Art & Crafting

Make a Pom Pom Bunny
Seasonal Pine Cone Wreath

Make a Pom-Pom Bunny
Hop into spring with this adorable craft!  Grab some yarn and a simple cardboard template and follow along with Lisa from the Office on Aging to create a pom-pom bunny and more!

Seasonal Pinecone Wreath
Join Lisa from the Senior Center Division as she shows you how to make a beautiful wreath using painted pinecones. Several designs are featured, so collect some pinecones and other basic crafting supplies to create one for your favorite season!

DIY Yarn Bracelet
Basics of Painting with Oil

DIY Yarn Bracelet 
Join Lisa from the Office on Aging Senior Center Division in crafting a yarn bracelet.  This is an easy craft that can be made with items you likely have at home!

Basics of Oil Painting
In this video, art instructor Ellie Tryon Elgin shares the basic supplies needed to get started in oil painting and how to prepare your palette.  She also shows you how to blend basic colors with the versatile medium and demonstrates the first steps in creating an oil painting.

Making Paper Flowers
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Making Paper Flowers
Have fun learning how to make beautiful paper flowers! Join Suzanne from the Senior Center Division to learn step by step instructions for creating large paper flowers using inexpensive and readily available craft items.

Acrylic Pour Painting
Acrylic pour painting has become very popular in recent years. Learn the basics of this easy and fun painting process with Lauretta from the Havre de Grace Senior Activity Center! This craft requires few supplies, and no artistic ability is required. Try it with your favorite paint colors and see what you can create!

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Introduction to Pastels

Nail Polish Dip Painting
This easy craft produces beautiful results with minimal effort! Lauretta from the Havre de Grace Senior Activity Center shows you how to create a watercolor-look mug and plate set using nail polish, a tub of water and inexpensive dinnerware items. These make lovely and unique hand-crafted gifts!

Introduction to Pastels
Join art instructor Ellie Tron Elgin as she shares her extensive information and pastel techniques! Learn about the different types of pastels and pastel papers. Ellie also demonstrates the basics of using pastels to draw and paint.

Basic Color Theory
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Basic Color Theory
Using oil paints, art instructor Ellie Tryon Elgin shares her knowledge on basic color theory and demonstrates helpful exercises to change the “chroma” and “value” of the three primary colors.  

Christmas Card Ornament
It’s time to recycle old Christmas cards into an easy  and unique ornament!  Lisa from the Havre de Grace Senior Activity Center will walk you the steps of making this craft, which can be adapted for other seasons and holidays!